Anujan wrote:The only possible move for them is to get into a short sharp conflict, kill a few Indians, declare victory and declare unilateral ceasefire.
And you think this would "work" for them because... why???
Your scenario would only work for the Chinese if India meekly and obediently acquiesced in this garbage and said, "Oh, okay, we have suffered huge casualties but now the Chinese have declared victory and withdrawn, I guess we should just bury/cremate our dead, stand down our military forces and meekly pay tribute to China".
What is there, in the observed behaviour of the Modi govt and the Indian military, that makes you think this would be an "acceptable" (to India) outcome of this months-old clash? The heavy deployment of IA, IAF and IN was what? A joke? A bluff?
Let me give some of my thoughts here. PM Modi has shown (over and over) that he means business -- he will not take this bullsh!t lying down. If deadly force is used against India, we will respond with deadly force anywhere and at any time we choose
(and believe me, the "any time" part doesn't mean we'll have to wait long for India's reaction). China can pull this ch*tiya crap that you postulate and expect that India will meekly accept it, but we will massively disappoint their expectations/assumptions
. Under the scenario you postulated, Chinese positions in Depsang, air bases in Tibet and ships in the IOR will learn what it means to have the hostile attention of a competent military force that can, and will, fight back. No longer will they be facing Vietnamese and Phillipino fishing vessels, but armed warships of a supremely professional Navy that actually knows how to fight and is not intimidated.
Your "scenario", and attendant assumptions that we would meekly acquiesce in this Chinese reckless lunacy, are just panicky FUD. What you're really saying is, "I'm scared, I'm nervous, I'm shivering in my dhoti. I'm telling you, the Chinese are going to pull some cunning trick on us and get away with it. I just have this awful feeling in my gut
". Well, that feeling in your gut is probably just your lunch -- take some antacid pills. Time to grow a backbone and a pair of b@lls and face the enemy with courage and without panic.